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Eddie Piller presents The Mod Revival CD and vinyl set

Eddie Piller presents The Mod Revival CD and vinyl set
Eddie Piller presents The Mod Revival CD and vinyl set

Coming your way soon is Eddie Piller presents The Mod Revival CD and vinyl set, which is pretty much what that sounds like.

Update: This article has now been amended with a new release date and an updated tracklisting.

On 25th September, Demon will release The Mod Revival box set, curated by Eddie Piller. The Mod Revival brings together 92 diverse tracks, that showcases Piller’s own take on the Mod Revival.

It’s the first time Eddie has compiled anything based on the Revival and kicks off with The Jam’s ‘I Got By In Time’ then carrying on with what’s described as ‘a truly revelatory journey through some very rare and, in some cases, forgotten gems of the early eighties, as well as some lesser-known songs by artists who went on to become very successful in the eighties and nineties’.

Those include acts inspired by the 1960s beat scene and others who looked to sixties soul and R&B for their influences, not to mention a few who took something from the late ‘60s psychedelic scene. But all had something about them and all made a mark on the Mod scene, whether to a greater or lesser extent.

Eddie Piller presents The Mod Revival CD and vinyl set
Eddie Piller presents The Mod Revival CD and vinyl set

 

All of that comes with an accompanying deluxe booklet, with Eddie contributing a 5000-word note describing what the time meant to him and critiquing how Mod evolved from the revival onwards. Additionally, he granted access to his own scrapbooks from his many years of gig-going from which photos, adverts and memorabilia are reproduced.

As I said earlier, this is a four-CD set, sold with an A5 hardback book. The double LP version features a curated selection of 28 tracks over four sides of blue and red vinyl.

The track listings for both are available below. if you want to pre-order, the CD set is now reduced from £29.99 down to £23.99 and the vinyl set is yours for £26.99.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Tracklistings:

CD box set

CD1
1. The Jam – I Got By In Time
2. The Jolt – I Can’t Wait
3. The Inmates – Dirty Water
4. Purple Hearts – Frustration
5. Teenbeats – Strength Of The Nation
6. The Chords – The British Way Of Life
7. New Hearts – Only A Fool
8. Speedball – No Survivors
9. The Circles – Opening Up
10. Back To Zero – Your Side Of Heaven
11. The Cigarettes – They’re Back Again, Here They Come
12. The Users – Kicks In Style
13. Long Tall Shorty – Falling For You
14. Beggar – Don’t Throw Your Life Away
15. The Mods – One Of The Boys
16. The Nips – Gabrielle
17. The Fixations – No Way Out
18. Untamed Youth – Untamed Youth
19. The Leepers – Paint A Day
20. Terry Tonik – Just A Little Mod
21. The Accidents – Blood Spattered With Guitars
22. The Two-Tone Pinks – Look But Don’t Touch
23. Les Elite – Get A Job

CD 2
1. Secret Affair – Let Your Heart Dance
2. The Step – Let Me Be The One
3. Small Hours – Can’t Do Without You
4. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Dance Stance
5. The Bureau – Let Him Have It
6. Nine Below Zero – Pack Fair and Square
7. Madness – The Prince
8. The Akrylyx – Smart Boy
9. The Media – South Coast Rockers
10. Dolly Mixture – New Look Baby
11. Squire – Does Stephanie Know
12. The Little Roosters – I Need A Witness
13. The Directions – Three Bands Tonite
14. Lambrettas – Go Steady
15. The Merton Parkas – Flat 19
16. Hidden Charms – Run For Your Money
17. The Crooks – Modern Boys
18. The Name – Fuck Art Let’s Dance
19. The Reaction – I Can’t Resist
20. The Killermeters – Why Should It Happen To Me
21. The Colours – The Dance
22. The Sets – Life On An L.I.
23. The Donkeys – What I Want

CD 3
1. The Long Ryders – Looking For Lewis And Clark
2. Scarlet Party – 101 Dam-Nations
3. Mood Six – Hanging Around
4. The Onlookers – You And I
5. The Same – Movements
6. The Times – I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape
7. The Prisoners – The More That I Teach You
8. The V.I.P’s – The Quarter Moon
9. The Scene – Something That You Said
10. Solid State – Train To London Town
11. Small World – Love Is Dead
12. Sema 4 – Up Down And Around
13. The Variations – Fight Back
14. 007 – Can You See Me
15. The Gents – The Faker
16. The Amber Squad – Can We Go Dancing?
17. Direct Hits – Dr Ben
18. Heartbeats – Go
19. The Clues – No Vacancies
20. The Risk – Good Together
21. Little Murders – She Lets Me Know
22. The Kick – Stuck On The Edge
23. Statuto – Rabbia e Stile

CD 4
1. The Truth – Confusion (Hits Us Every Time)
2. Inspiral Carpets – Saturn 5
3. Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught The Train
4. The Untouchables – Free Yourself
5. Makin’ Time – Here Is My Number
6. The Reflection Aob – All I Want To Be
7. Five Thirty – Abstain
8. James Taylor Quartet – One Way Street
9. Daggermen – Ivor The Engine Driver
10. The Moment – Sticks and Stones
11. The Blades – Revelations Of Heartbreak
12. Fast Eddie – Shake A Tail Feather
13. Corduroy – E-Type
14. Mother Earth – Stoned Woman
15. The Clique – Wormin’
16. The Rage – Come With The Ones That You Know
17. Strangeways – All The Sounds Of Fear
18. Studio 68 – The Other Me
19. Dance Stance – The Other Side Of Paradise
20. Stupidity – Bend Don’t Break
21. E-Types! – She Changes
22. The Mads – The Mods Are Back In Town
23. The Elements – Caught In A Storm

Double LP:

Side A/B
1. The Jam – I Got By In Time
2. Secret Affair – Let Your Heart Dance
3. Purple Hearts – Frustration
4. The Chords – The British Way Of Life
5. Long Tall Shorty – Falling For You
6. Teenbeats – Strength Of The Nation
7. Madness – The Prince

1. The Directions – Three Bands Tonite
2. Lambrettas – Go Steady
3. Back To Zero – Your Side Of Heaven
4. Small Hours – Can’t Do Without You
5. The Circles – Opening Up
6. The Merton Parkas – Flat 19
7. Fast Eddie – Shake A Tail Feather

Side C/D
1. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Dance Stance
2. The Truth – Confusion (Hits Us Every Time)
3. The Untouchables – Free Yourself
4. Makin’ Time – Here Is My Number
5. James Taylor Quartet – One Way Street
6. The Clique – Wormin’
7. The Step – Let Me Be The One

1. The Prisoners – The More That I Teach You
2. The Times – I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape
3. Squire – Does Stephanie Know
4. Small World- Love Is Dead
5. The Onlookers – You And I
6. Speedball – No Survivors
7. The Cigarettes – They’re Back Again, Here They Come

25 Comments

  1. How can I order this for delivery to the states? Amazon link shows this message “Currently, there are no sellers that can deliver this item to your location.”

  2. Dexys, not Dexy’s

  3. Scooby Dubious

    Wasn’t this almost identical mod revival box set “Millions Like Us” released around 5 years ago? And why does this feature Eddie’s face filling the entire cover? What exactly is being “sold” here?

  4. Not very Mod in my world want to look at my mates CD for mods underground music like pass the hatchet by the gypsies.
    My mate is Paul Anderson

    • Modculture

      This isn’t ‘all the music’. It’s just a new release set this week. There’s plenty of other music around on CD, vinyl, download etc and much of it not touching the Mod revival era.

    • EDDIE PILLER

      to be fair Daren, this is a specific BOX SET compilation about a particular aspect of mod, called The Mod revival. It claims to be nothing more than a selection of music for people who want to hear about that particular window in time. I am sure Paul Anderson can introduce you to loads of mod music that isn’t of the mod revival as he has me over the years.

      • Mr. Piller – is there a way to contact you that does not involve signing up for Facebook, Twitter etc – such as good old fashioned email? I realise that is sooo twentieth century but if you don’t mind please publish here or contact me at [email protected]. Cheers!

  5. Bo Diddley

    Think Eddie Piller has compiled Revival compilations previously. I am old enough to remember Beat Generation and the Angry Young Men when it was first released – 1985? I loved that album at the time.

  6. Bo Diddley

    I don’t remember some of these tracks being on the vinyl edition. Think I was obsessed with the The Directions in a way only a 16 year old could be. This type of music was my gateway into a world of music and vinyl ( r n b, soul, popcorn, ska and much more) I have never really left behind.

  7. Simon the shameless & shameful promotional puppet of self aggrandizement

    Mr Piller (sir)
    As Scooby D has declined your generous offer to deface (literally) this item I wonder if I could source said (autographed) item
    I’d even accept it with your scrawl across the pristine Perry in indelible ink if that makes her /him (SD) feel a little less churlish ?

    NB I am serious about securing an autographed copy
    Cheers
    Simon

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